Signing Day Decision Coming Up

Deerfield Beach HS standout DL Mike Blanc was reportedly a verbal commitment to the Auburn Tigers after his official trip there January 13th and a subsequent trip to ASU. However, with the winds of change in full gale force Blanc is reconsidering. SOR.com has the latest ...

"Right now, I need about one more day to think about everything. Right now, I'm just not that sure about everything," stated Blanc in a recent interview with SOR.com.

Though Blanc did offer his commitment to Auburn after completing his last official, to Arizona State, he does admit it may have been under some pressure. As a result, he is uncertain as to whether he has made the choice he is 100% comfortable with.

"You see alot of facts in front of you and the way the situation is right now is that Rutgers isn't bringing in too many people for my position," said Blanc.

Though fully aware that competition will follow him wherever he goes, Blanc states that a careful study of the Auburn depth chart may indicate less of a chance to play early than at Rutgers.

Blanc stands in at 6-foot-4 and 270-pounds. A four-year starter at Deerfield Beach High, Blanc played end as a freshman and moved to tackle as a sophomore. He played offensive tackle as a junior and senior, and as has been the motto for the class of 2006, Blanc would offer the Rutgers staff abundant options as to where to play him.

Blanc played both in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game and also participated Florida's North-South All-Star Game where he had a chance to meet with another of Rutgers' pledges -- Antonio Lowery.

"Antonio, he's a real cool guy, real cool. At the Dade-Broward Game I also met with another Rutgers guy, Tim Brown," stated Blanc.

Scarlet Knight commitment Patrick Nemorin, one of Blanc's closest friends, has been chirping in Blanc's ear on a very consistent basis.

"Pat, he's always talking to me about Rutgers. He says it would be really good if he had a teammate up there with him. And it would be good. I would look forward to having a teammate up with me also," stated Blanc.

At this time three schools are still in the running for the Blanc sweepstakes: Auburn, Michigan State, and Rutgers. However, only one will receive his John Hancock on Wednesday.

"It's between Rutgers and Auburn," stated Blanc.

When Blanc decides to put an end to the mystery and put a final end to his recruitment, StateofRutgers.com will announce his decision. Stay tuned.

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